"By the time you hear this music at tonight’s concert I would have been on earth for 21,397 days. This also means that I’ve been on earth for 3,055 weeks, 702 months, 512.000 hours, 31 million minutes and not far shy of 2 billion seconds. It doesn’t really bare thinking about, apart from the fact that the music you’re going to hear tonight is a culmination of many experiences over the 2 billion seconds that I’ve been on this planet.”
'Days On Earth' is perhaps Lockheart’s most ambitious and personal work to date. Composed over the last three years and recorded recently at Mark Knofler’s famous studios the work features a jazz sextet and 30 piece orchestra.
Tonight’s concert is a special reworking of the six movement piece arranged for a star studded ensemble. Many of his eclectic tastes and influences are here, from cutting edge improvising, rich orchestral textures with nods to Bacharach and Stravinsky and 70’s funk etc etc.